11 Works in Outer Wilds (Video Game)

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    “Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”
    ― Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe

    This story is about saying goodbye to everything.

    It's also end-of-game spoiler-heavy.

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    English
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    7,118
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    29
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
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    They had to find the answer eventually,
    They knew it was coming for a long time.
    and now their fears are real, they are terrified.
    There must be another way... right?

    Language:
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    1,764
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    8
    Hits:
    88
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    "There's something down there," you say, as afternoon light catches something metallic in the subterranean caves, something unknown flashes like the sun on the scales of the silver fish that swim in the river outside the crater.

    "Gabbro says that before Slate made the big rockets, they used the geysers to help launch the first ships. We were too little to remember. Lots of the first ships didn't make it. The water came up and just blew them apart."

    "Gabbro says a lot of things. Gabbro says there are trees that move around when you're not looking at them."

    "Gabbro's going to be a real astronaut soon," Hal says, and you can feel their forehead wrinkle in doubt. Gabbro is the best at stories, but they're also the best at tricks and pranks, so it's a tough call which of you is more right.

    You both fall into thoughtful silence, and if you squint against the dark and the deep you can kind of identify the silver something as a fuel canister, or maybe a tin of salted fish. But that might just as well be regular old garbage from when the grown ups stay up too late and drink too much, and not the remains of a broken rocket that couldn't make it into space.

    It's a thought worth thinking about, though.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,692
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    24
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    204
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    Some things end. Cobalt, our atronaut in training, is more perceptive than most.
    [Takes place much before the games events]

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    792
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    5
    Hits:
    54
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    Between the end and the beginning, there's a forest.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,163
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    20
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    275
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    Separated by vast gulfs of time and space, the last of their two people, their meeting defies probability.

    And yet, they meet.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    20
    Kudos:
    39
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    446
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    I made this after wondering what it'd be like if the events of the game went another way. Very canon divergent.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,288
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Kudos:
    3
    Hits:
    105
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    Slate jumped out of his seat the same instance Cadence half screamed like their life had been cut off, abandoning his post beside the stoked fire and to his student’s sleeping bag where they gulped air like it were precious.

    .......

    OR how I wish I could have spent one of my loops.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,456
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    16
    Hits:
    123
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    A quick exploration of why your ship logs persist through the time loops when nothing else does. If I have time (and I probably won't) I might write some of the log entries from the perspective of the player.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    740
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    15
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    201
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    Alone on the Quantum Moon for an eternity, or maybe a heartbeat, Solanum has a lot of questions with no answers. She also has a visitor.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,143
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    33
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    241
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    This is a venty mess I wrote at 2:45 in the morning because I saw a prompt about past life stuff and figured why not! It's also about Outer Wilds because man, that game is gorgeous!

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    354
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    17
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    141

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